Human Rights

Building Feminist Futures at UWinnipeg

UWinnipeg is hosting Building Feminist Futures, the realities for the women activists leading movements on the ground on Monday October 3 from 1-3PM in Eckhardt-Gramatte’s Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

National study on schools and LGBTQ youth released

Survey finds Canadian school administrators want LGBTQ supports WINNIPEG, MB –A new national survey headed by The University of Winnipeg’s Dr. Catherine Taylor finds that most Canadian school administrators want to offer specific supports to enhance the safety and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, Two Spirit, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) students. “It was significant …Read more >

Refugees and Freedom of Movement – international conference

International conference hosted by Menno Simons College at UWinnipeg explores plight of refugees – May 11 to 14, 2016 WINNIPEG – The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Article 13) states that everyone has the right to freedom of movement within and across borders. Today, unprecedented numbers of people are being denied this fundamental …Read more >

Dedicated students explore the human rights ‘Univercity’

Global College intensive summer course uses the “city as campus” WINNIPEG, MB – In partnership with the national Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR), the 5th annual human rights summer institute at The University of Winnipeg Global College will allow students to explore “the city as a human rights campus” with multiple hands-on learning experiences …Read more >

UWinnipeg Professors co-edit special double issue journal

Dr. Angela Failler, Dr. Peter Ives and Dr. Heather Milne have co-edited a special double issue of Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies, titled Caring for Difficult Knowledge: Prospects for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

UWinnipeg celebrates Pride

Members of The University of Winnipeg’s staff, faculty, administration, student body and wider community walked in the Pride Parade behind UWinnipeg’s inaugural PROUD banner during this year’s Pride Winnipeg Festival. The UWinnipeg entry followed a float designed and built by members of the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA), the Canadian Federation of Students – …Read more >

Strengthening ties with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

L to R: Gail Stephens, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Museum for Human Rights; Dr. Annette Trimbee, President and Vice-Chancellor, UWinnipeg; Dr. Neil Besner, Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UWinnipeg. Marilou McPhedran, Director, Institute for International Women’s Rights, UWinnipeg’s Global College, May 7, 2015.   The University of Winnipeg and the Canadian Museum for …Read more >

Golden opportunity for UWinnipeg students to change the world

Golden Future South Africa mentorship program seeks donations, volunteers On May 1, a group of University of Winnipeg students will travel to South Africa for an experience that aims to change the lives of high-school students living in one of the country’s most vulnerable communities, Khayelitsha, a highly impoverished township in Cape Town. The volunteers …Read more >

Inquiring Minds: Understanding an Inquiry on MMIW is available online

On February 9, 2015, The University of Winnipeg Indigenous Advisory Circle presented Inquiring Minds: Understanding the call for, role of, and limitations on an inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, honouring the families of our stolen sisters and the survivors of violence. All featured presentations from this important event are now available to stream …Read more >

Global College joins UN campaign to end violence against women

Winnipeg is joining neighbourhoods around the world to unite to end violence against women. The United Nations launched a 16-day campaign starting today, November 26, the international day for the elimination of gender-based violence in all its forms, from child marriage, to femicide, from attacks on women human rights defenders to violations of women’s rights …Read more >